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The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal route in the world which stretches from the southern splendour of County Cork along the beautifully rugged west coast to the northern heights of Donegal. The route is 2500km long and visits some of the top attractions in the whole of Ireland as well as passing through the untamed beauty of the west coast.
The route features 157 discovery points, over 3500 attractions and activities, and passes through scores of peaceful Irish villages, full of charm and hospitality that has become synonymous with rural Ireland. You’ll also pass through the vibrant cultural cities of Cork and Galway, each offering an endless amount of attractions and activities as well as the best cultural experiences in the country.
Almost two thirds (65%) drive part of the Wild Atlantic Way during their time in Ireland. Europcar Tourism Index which collects information from Europcar customers based on their experience in Ireland. All data on the Europcar Tourism Index from 2015 is published on Wild Atlantic Way Route website.
Following the suggested route you’ll be taken off the beaten track along Cliffside roads, offering some of the best coastal views in the world, and onto rural areas such as Connemara. The Connemara region, found north of Galway, features an unspoilt sprawling landscape with beautiful forests, lakes, and mountain ranges as well as one of the last remaining Irish speaking communities.
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